Sony believes PS5 will sell more than 7 million units by April 2021

By Sean Carey,
Sony is predicting a strong start for the PlayStation 5 in terms of sales figures and expects the next-gen console to sell more units in its first fiscal year than the PlayStation 4 did.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan told Korean website Naver (via VG247) that he believes the PS5 will shift more units in its first fiscal year than the PS4 previously managed. Considering the PS4 sold more than seven million units from when the console launched in November 2013 to the end of Sony's financial year in April 2014, that's a pretty bold statement to make.

According to a recent report, manufacturing issues and the Covid-19 pandemic suggested that Sony was reducing the number of units it had planned to make by four million. It turns out this was false with Sony saying, "We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production." It's believed the tech giant will produce around 15 million consoles by April 2021, so it seems the company is pretty confident in how many it can sell.

Preorders opened for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition last month, and retailers quickly sold out across the world. Sony had to apologise for the way it handled the preorder situation, but promised that more stock will be made available throughout the year.

The PS5 launches on November 12th or November 19th depending on your region.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.